The Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. (AAC), located in Gainesville (county seat of Alachua County) in North Central Florida, USA, is a publicly supported, not for profit organization of people who enjoy looking at stars and planets and who love to communicate their excitement about the heavens to others. Visit Astronomy News to get important sky and astronomy news.

Members Only page contains a member directory and other information for the exclusive use of members.

If you're just starting out and would like to learn more, the New to Astronomy page can help you out. We encourage all persons interested in the moon, planets, stars and other astronomical objects to use this site to learn more, find out about Star Parties and other events at the Event Calendar, and it is so simple to Join Us in observing the wonders of the cosmos!

Weather Go /No-Go Messages

Star Party events at Newberry Star Park are contingent on weather. To receive a Go / No-Go message no later than 12 noon on day of the event, be sure to register for the event. To register, click on the event in the Event Calendar at right. Then follow the prompts.

Event Calendar

4 Dec 2021 4:00 PM • Register for details
11 Jan 2022 7:00 PM • Online webinar using ZOOM
8 Feb 2022 7:00 PM • via ZOOM
8 Mar 2022 7:00 PM • Online webinar using ZOOM

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The national health emergency requires changes to previously scheduled events of Alachua Astronomy Club. Due to the closure of university and college facilities, there will be no club meetings at Santa Fe College and the UF Museum of Natural History. This closure will likely remain in effect until fall, 2021.

In place of physical meetings, Alachua Astronomy Club plans to hold monthly meetings using videoconferencing and Zoom software. Members as well as non-members are welcome to register for this online meeting. Click on the link in the Event Calendar above.

Alachua Astronomy Club is a public, not for profit entity, exempt from federal income tax under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, organized to promote the science of astronomy by:
  • Providing opportunities for the local community to learn about and become interested in astronomy, such as, but not limited to, astronomy lectures, demonstrations, and sky observing events.
  • Making astronomy in general more accessible and visible to the general public, through public and media outreach.
  • Providing opportunities, at low cost, for its general membership to learn and improve skills related to amateur astronomy, such as, but not limited to, sky observing, amateur scientific research, and the selection, construction, and use of astronomical equipment.
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